Charlottesville teacher indicted on federal child porn charges

Richard Alan Wellbeloved-Stone had been charged with one count of possessing child porn, but is now charged with nearly 20 counts of producing child porn (Photo: Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Virginia high school teacher on child pornography charges.

The indictment issued Wednesday charges 57-year-old Richard Alan Wellbeloved-Stone of Charlottesville with three counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

Federal authorities filed a complaint against Wellbeloved Stone last month after he was arrested and charged in state court with 19 counts of producing child pornography and one count of aggravated sexual battery.

Wellbeloved-Stone was suspended from his job as an environmental sciences teacher at Charlottesville High School after he was arrested by Charlottesville police in July.

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